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  • October 27, 2011
  • • 10:05 PM
  • • Dick's Sporting Goods Park, Denver, Colorado
  • Referee: J. Gonzalez
  • • Attendance: 7803

Live Commentary

  • That's it! Colorado advances by a 1-0 scoreline, and will face Sporting Kansas City in the conference semifinals
  • 90' + 1'
    Kandji almost puts it away, but his daisy-cutter skims off the outside of the post and out for a goal-kick
  • 90'
    Columbus putting on the pressure, but Colorado holding firm, heading out cross after cross. Four minutes of stoppage time to go
  • 89'
    SubstitutionSanna Nyassi Macoumba Kandji
  • 86'
    Gardner gets off a good long-range effort with his weaker right foot, but it's right at Pickens
  • 85'
    SubstitutionJeff Cunningham Tom Heinemann
  • 85'
    Heinemann in for Cunningham, who just came in. Appears to have picked up a knock, but also wasn't terribly effective in his time on the field
  • 81'
    Corner kick won by Gardner, he takes it and the ball deflects to Mendoza, who can't get his foot around the volley and blasts out for a throw-in
  • 78'
    Columbus starting to press forward now, which will give the Rapids chances on the counter
  • 74'
    SubstitutionJamie Smith Ross LaBauex
  • 73'
    Jaime Smith is in quite a bit of pain here and being stretchered off. Looks like his knee. Unfortunate for a guy who's had his share of injuries
  • 70'
    SubstitutionSebastián Miranda Jeff Cunningham
  • 70'
    Columbus going for broke here, throwing MLS all-time leading goalscorer Jeff Cunningham on for Miranda, a defender
  • 68'
    SubstitutionOmar Cummings W. Thompson
  • 66'
    Renteria is in for Duka, and Columbus is going to play with two men up top now
  • 65'
    SubstitutionDilly Duka E. Rentería
  • 65'
    What a miss Mullan! Nyassi skins Miranda down the right side and squares for Mullan who balloons over the bar with his left foot from just about six yards out
  • 59'
    Nyassi and Cummings almost combine in the box, but Nyassi's return ball is just a bit too far
  • 54'
    Mendoza off the crossbar! He makes a bit of space from 25 yards out and his left footed strike had Pickens well beaten
  • 52'
    I'd imagine Emilio Renteria will be on here soon to partner Mendoza if Columbus stays behind. He's been in good form lately
  • 50'
    Nyassi crosses in a free-kick that goes high and wide of the goal. Wasn't a foul on Marshall to begin with, so justice served there
  • 47'
    Gaven and Rogers link up nicely, but Rogers balloons his shot over from the top of the box
  • 46'
    We are underway in the second half!
  • That's halftime! Huge goal for Colorado before the half, and its pressure in the last 10 minutes deserved it.
  • 45' + 1'
    Goal Omar Cummings
  • 45'
    Great through ball by Mullan finds Kimura down the right flank, who cuts back for Cummings. The Jamaican international slams home from close range
  • 45'
  • 42'
    Sustained pressure from the home side for the last 5-7 minutes, but a lack of cutting edge near and inside the box has kept this one scoreless
  • 41'
    So nearly an own goal! Cummings crosses and Marshall gets his head on the ball before it gets across, but it hits the side netting with Hesmer stranded
  • 35'
    Good turn in the midfield by Smith, but he fires over. Plenty of chances for both sides thus far
  • 29'
    Mendoza called for offside, and not for the first time tonight. Rapids defense doing well to step up and leave him behind
  • 23'
    Great move from Nyassi to cut through the Columbus defense, but his drive is right at Hesmer. Back and forth action here
  • 20'
    Great chance for the home team! Cross comes in and a poor clearance by Miranda falls to Smtih inside the box, but his shot is saved by Hesmer
  • 17'
    Great cross-field ball from Mendoza finds Rogers on the left side, who cuts in and fires wide with his weaker right. Better from the Crew here
  • 16'
    Yellow Card Sebastián Miranda
  • 15'
    Duka gets off a drive from distance which is spilled by Pickens. The wet turf is going to be a factor tonight
  • 12'
    Mendoza is isolated up top for Columbus, with Duka and Gaven supporting him in the attack. Haven't seen much going forward from Columbus so far
  • 8'
    Cummings gets the game's first shot on a left-footed drive from distance. Comfortable for Hesmer
  • 5'
    Rapids on the front foot here early on. Temperatures appear to be chilly, following yesterday's heavy snowfall in Denver
  • 1'
    And we're underway!
  • And for Colorado: Pickens, Kimura, Wynne, Moor, Comminges, Mullan, Larentowicz, Smith, Nyassi, Folan, Cummings
  • Here's your Crew starting XI: Hesmer, Miranda, Marshall, James, Gardner, Gaven, Balchan, Rogers, Tchani, Duka, Mendoza
  • Hello all, Seth Vertelney here to give you my live commentary for tonight's Columbus at Colorado Wild Card showdown!